Former President Barack Obama nuked President Donald Trump’s plan to militarize the U.S.-Mexican border in a rousing speech in Florida Friday afternoon.
A fired up Obama swiped at Trump during a campaign rally for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democrat vying to be Florida’s next governor, and incumbent Senator Bill Nelson (D), who is defending his seat against Florida’s current governor, Republican Rick Scott.
“They’re telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees 1,000 miles away,”
the 44th president said. “They’re even taking our brave troops away from their families for a political stunt at the border. The men and women of our military deserve better than that.”
Watch the clip below:
Obama: "They're telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees 1,000 miles away. They're even taking our brave troops away from their families for a political stunt at the border. The men and women of our military deserve better than that." (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/cre2EF5Z2G
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 2, 2018
Fans of Obama were elated to see him back on the stump as the country readies itself for the midterm elections, which are just four days away.
Beyond inspiring! A true leader! pic.twitter.com/d59YyREkwL
— Regina Morales (@Reg2queen) November 2, 2018
PEACE. LOVE. OBAMA❤️
— FlimFlamenco1009 (@flamenco1009) November 2, 2018
Best. President. Ever.
— Tybalt_40 (@Tybalt_40) November 2, 2018
Just amazing and unbelievable that this was our President only 2 years ago. Seems like 10…..and I feel it.
— Paul Allen (@lap346) November 2, 2018
— Chamchu (@lordlakpor) November 2, 2018
People are agreeing with Obama about Trump’s approach – it’s ridiculous.
It's dumb AF. Those people are approximately 800 miles from the nearest crossable path. An average healthy person walks about 3 miles an hour. People have to sleep at least 4 to 6 hours to keep functioning.
It would take 11 days to travel that far at 3 miles an hour without rest
— Jeff Jacobsen (@Synapsesame) November 2, 2018
Troops want like this job they would make a better way of diplomacy dialogue.
— Encanter Book (@EncanterB) November 2, 2018
Tell ‘em, Sir. Our troops do deserve better, and poor people fleeing violence need our help.
— Jan the Engineer (@jmesd) November 2, 2018
Earlier this week, Trump announced his intention to send as many as 15,000 troops to the southern border to confront Central American refugees that are marching northward through Mexico.